The publication of this meritorious text-book of veterinary bacteriology will facilitate the instruction of this important branch of the subject and will prove to be of enormous value both to the instructor and student. The plan of the work is excellent and the author has confined himself to the subject in hand with success so that the book is not overburdened with irrelevant reading-matter. The bacteriology of human diseases is discussed only at the border-line of human and veterinary medicine, a fact which renders the book complete without increasing the volume unreasonably. The treatment of the chapters on bacteriologic technic is brief and clear, and as the author states in the preface, not intended to take the place of a practical laboratory guide.
Section 1, which treats of the morphology, physiology and classification of bacteria, is comprehensive and clear. The only criticism is against the rather dogmatic expression of the